Gambia: 12 arrested in connection with Serekunda protest

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ASP Lamin Njie, police spokesman has told The Point in an interview that 12 people have been arrested including rapper activist Killa Ace.

“The police are investigating their alleged involvement in vandalism and destruction of properties during last month’s mass protest in Serekunda,” ASP Njie said.

Serekunda Market was hit by protest last month after the death of a 33-year-old businessman Ousman Darboe.

Family sources alleged that Darboe died as a result of alleged police brutality – an allegation police denied.

Government, however, has set up a commission of inquiry to look in the allegation leveled against the police.

The protest that nearly turned into a riot resulted in the burning of motor tyres and the house of the head of police Anti Crime Unit and several properties.

Source: Picture: ASP Lamin Njie, police spokesman

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